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Poster: justadandak Date: Jan 11, 2014 6:05pm
Forum: audio Subject: RSS Podcast feed not being accepted by iTunes

Am currently trying to submit my new podcast and its category Wordpress RSS feed to iTunes although keep on getting the following error:

“We had difficulty downloading episodes from your feed.”

Have created a dedicated 'podcasts' category and am trying both the following feeds:

http://justadandak.com/category/podcasts/feed
http://justadandak.com/blog/?feed=rss2&;category_name=podcasts

Both of which succeed when in my RSS aggregator and when I try to 'subscribe to the podcast' via File menu in iTunes.

However, when validating these feeds (http://feedvalidator.org/check.cgi?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjustadandak.com%2Fcategory%2Fpodcasts%2Ffeed%2F) it states the following error:

“url must be a full URL” - relating to the archive.org hosted mp3 but it looks like the full url to me...

The url for the mp3 is also added in the enclosure custom fields option as suggested by wordpress.

Can anyone help here and offer some guidance?

Thanks in advance for your time - truly appreciated.

PS As an aside I'm using the following podcasting plugin to ensure all the metadata for the podcast exists when iTunes finally accepts the feed: http://wordpress.org/plugins/podcasting/

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Poster: Ligeia DeSoto Date: Jan 12, 2014 6:47pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: RSS Podcast feed not being accepted by iTunes

I likely need that information, too! In fact I can't even seem to create an RSS feed for my podcast here. My internet knowledge is so old.

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Poster: justadandak Date: Jan 14, 2014 2:23pm
Forum: audio Subject: Re: RSS Podcast feed not being accepted by iTunes

Going to find an alternative option for hosting my podcasts now but if anyone has the solution maybe post it here for others who have the same issue :-)